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Distance Education Students

This webpage is dedicated to identifying services the University Counseling Center can offer to Distance Education (DE) Students.   Services offered to DE students are limited due to the need for students to be physically present on campus to receive some Counseling Center services (i.e., counseling services, psychiatric services, practicum/intern training programs).  Students at a distance who are able to travel to campus for appointments may use counseling and psychiatric services if they pay the Student Services fee for the semester in which they are seeking services.         

Services available to Distance Education Students

Name of Service:  Crisis Services and After-Hours Crisis Line

If are experiencing a crisis, are thinking about hurting yourself or someone else, or are having urges to use alcohol or other drugs to cope with an immediate crisis, help is available.   Distance Education students may access University Counseling Center Crisis Services by calling 361-825-2703.  During normal business hours, students should ask to speak with the Counselor on Duty.  Outside of normal business hours, students should follow the prompts to be connected with an after-hours counselor.   Crisis services may entail seeking assistance from crisis centers, community providers or police in the area where the student lives.  You can also dial 911 or phone one of the crisis hotlines listed below. 


Suicide Help Hotlines

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Hopeline Network 800.784.2433
Crisis Hotlines

Trevor Project Helpline (for LGBTQ youth & young adults)

Offers a 24-hour toll-free confidential crisis and suicide prevention helpline

for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.

Trans Lifeline 877.565.8860
Boystown National Hotline (for teens, parents, families) 800.448.3000
Veteran's Crisis Hotline 800.273.8255
Purple Door (Women's Shelter of South Texas) Hotline 800.580.HURT
National Sexual Assault Hotline  800.656.HOPE
National Domestic Violence Hotline 800.799.SAFE
National Eating Disorders Association Helpline 800.931.2237


Name of Service:  Referrals to Counselors or other Mental Health Providers

Community Resources for Texas Residents

The UCC Case Manager may be able to provide a list of resources in your area – call (361)825-2703 for assistance.  

2-1-1 Texas, a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need.   2-1-1 Texas is a free, anonymous social service hotline.    Call 2-1-1 or (877) 541-7905 and find information about resources in your local community.

A Provider Finder database for Blue Cross Blue Shield is available to assist Distance Education students in finding a counselor or other mental health professional in the State of Texas.   The Provider Finder database is located on the Texas A&M University Student Health Insurance plan website at

For a list of Corpus Christi community resources, click on the link below:


Treatment Referrals Outside of Texas

The UCC Case Manager may be able to provide treatment referrals in your area –call (361)825-2703 for assistance.  


You may also contact the SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline – (877)726‑4727  (Monday-Friday 8am-8pm)


Name of Service:  Educational Outreach Services and Self-Help Resources

Students at a distance can access Educational Outreach Services and Self-Help Resources through the University Counseling Center website.    Self-Help Resources Page


Students can access anonymous on-line mental health screenings for depression, anxiety, PTSD and alcohol / drug issues and information on how to access University Counseling Center services.  Mood Check Page

Online trainings on suicide prevention and how to help peers in distress are available as well as resources on domestic violence and resources on sexual assault


All students have access to Student Health 101, an online monthly magazine tailored to TAMU-CC students and parents with articles on a variety of college health issues related to stress, nutrition, relationships and general health.  Students can view videos of classroom presentations by Counseling Center staff on a variety of topics affecting college students.  Other self-help resources include resources on coping and wellness, improving academic skills, and a listing of smart phone apps to help with anxiety, sleep, goal setting, and relaxation.    Link to student health 101